My column wasn’t run in last Saturday’s issue of Inquirer’s Super! section :( Posting it here so at least I didn’t work for nothing… Haha!
24/7 Super Radar
Saturday, 19 May 2012
From footballs to the Born This Way Ball and everything in between, the next few weeks should keep you busy while the weather takes a windier, darker turn for the rainy season. But have no sphere! The upcoming events will make sure that you end the summer on a roll.
May 11 - 27, Forbidden Broadway
Off-Broadway smash hit Forbidden Broadway has finally made its way to Manila, just in time to commemorate the revue’s 30th Anniversary. The “gut-bustingly funny” (The New York Post) satirical musical revue, parodying songs from popular and iconic musicals and spoofing their characters, plot, and shorelines, debuted in 1982 to the pleasure of both critics and the general public, earning the title of “the funniest show in New York”, according to The New Yorker. The four-person show has been performed over 9,000 times around the world, 11 cast recordings, and 18 versions of the script, rewritten to adapt to include new material from the latest Broadway shows. Upstart Productions is producing the local version, with Joel Trinidad as director and popular theatre actors Liesl Batucan, Caisa Borromeo, OJ Mariano, and Lorenz Martinez forming the cast of the production.
May 21-22, Lady Gaga: The Born This Way Ball
Multi-Grammy awardee Lady Gagais back in Manila for The Born This Way Ball, the singer’s concert tour for her double-platinum album Born This Way. The pop culture icon, famous for her hit singles off her latest album such as “Born This Way” and “The Edge of Glory”, as well as the memorable chart-toppers from her previous albums like “Poker Face”, “Just Dance”, “Bad Romance”, and “Telephone”, has sold over 15 million albums and 65 million singles worldwide.
The Born This Way Ball is on May 21 and May 22 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, the first major event to be scheduled at the brand-new concert venue. Ticket prices are Php15,000 for Patron Standing, Php11,000 for Lower Box, Php5,000 for Upper Box, and Php2,000 for General Admission. Visit www.smtickets.com or call (+63 2) 470-222 for tickets.
June 5, Philippines vs. Indonesia FIFA Football Friendly
On Tuesday, 5 June, the Philippine Azkals seek a measure of revenge to erase the stigma of their twin 1-0 losses to Indonesia at the 2010 Suzuki Cup semi-final, when they face the Southeast Asian football powerhouse again in a football friendly sanctioned by FIFA. Europe-based Filipino footballers Etheridge, Schrock, Muller, Lucena, Cagara, Gier, Mulders and others fly home to join hands with local based footballers Phil and James Younghusband, Caligdong, Borromeo, Bahadoran, Guirado, de Murga, Araneta, among others, in a virtual all-star line up to gain important FIFA ranking points and send a strong message to the rest of the region. Since 2010, Philippines has since risen to its highest ever FIFA ranking of 148, surpassing Indonesia’s ranking of 151.
The match will start at 7 PM at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium, Malate, Manila. Tickets at P150, P300, P750, P1,000 and P2,500 are available at all Ticketworld outlets. For ticket inquiries, call Ticketworld at 891-9999 or check out www.ticketworld.com.ph.